Amy Boland is a PhD Candidate in the History Department, focusing on religious history in medieval Iberia. She is currently writing her dissertation on Dominican missionary work and intellectual activity in the thirteenth century. More broadly, her research interests include cross-cultural interaction between Iberian Christians, Muslims, and Jews; medieval missionaries; translation efforts; manuscript codicology and paleography; the mendicant orders; and the Mediterranean world. In 2013 Amy was awarded a grant from the Matthews Fund For International Travel to conduct dissertation research in Madrid.
Amy currently works at Saint Louis University as an Adjunct Instructor in the History department, and has previously held research and teaching assistantships in the department as well. Amy is very interested in pedagogy, and earned a Certificate in University Teaching Skills in 2011 from the Reinart Center for Teaching Excellence. Amy won the GSA Graduate Student Teaching Award in 2014, and the SLU Department of History José M. Sanchez Graduate Teaching Award in 2010. She has also worked as a special collections assistant in Saint Louis University's Vatican Film Library.
Originally from Evergreen, Colorado, Amy completed her B.A. at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, where she double majored in History and Medieval and Early Modern Studies.